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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    5 – 29 Jul

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+

  • WARNING /

    Contains strong adult themes, extreme strobe lighting and graphic violence.

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

Season 2018

Blackie Blackie Brown:
The Traditional Owner of Death

5 – 29 JULY 2018

Single tickets on sale now. Book a Season Pass for the greatest savings and lots of extras.

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Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    5 – 29 Jul

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+

  • WARNING /

    Contains strong adult themes, extreme strobe lighting and graphic violence.

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

BY NAKKIAH LUI

On a dig in the Australian outback, archaeologist Dr. Jacqueline Black unearths a mystical skull from a hidden mass grave. It talismanically transforms her into arse-kicking indigenous superhero Blackie Blackie Brown.

Her mission: to track down every last descendant of the men who killed her ancestors and have her revenge. It ain’t about forgiveness. It ain’t about reconciliation. This is about Blackie Blackie Brown: The Traditional Owner of Death.

The unstoppable Nakkiah Lui (Blaque Showgirls, ABC’s Black Comedy) and Declan Greene (Calpurnia Descending) team up with Barkindji, Birri-Gubba illustrator Emily Johnson and digital animation studio Oh Yeah Wow. The result is a hilarious live-action bad-arse blaxploitation superhero comic book that will have you baying for blood.

★★★★ ½ Nakkiah Lui's ferocious new comedy will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

— LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

★★★★ ½ Wilding is terrific as Blackie Blackie Brown

— DAILY REVIEW

★★★★ Truly astonishing.

— TIME OUT (SYDNEY)

BY / Nakkiah Lui
DIRECTION / Declan Greene
CAST INCLUDES / Ash Flanders, Megan Wilding
DESIGN /  Elizabeth Gadsby
ANIMATION / Oh Yeah Wow
LIGHTING & AV DESIGN / Verity Hampson
CONCEPT ARTIST / Emily Johnson

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

PREVIEW
7pm, Thursday 5 July

OPENING NIGHT
8pm, Friday 6 July

TIME TO TALK
7pm, Tuesday 10 July

Production partners and supporters

A Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company production.

The creative development of Blackie Blackie Brown was produced by Performing Lines with support from ACMI, the Australia Council for the Arts and Create NSW.

Key image photography by Zan Wimberley.